The table below looks at the statistics for the Support Engineer role in IT jobs advertised for the Reading region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Support Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 3 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Support Engineer
Rank 40 35 42
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +7
Permanent jobs requiring a Support Engineer 113 143 108
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 5.28% 5.76% 4.77%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.63% 6.27% 5.08%
Number of salaries quoted 104 103 79
Average salary £32,500 £32,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £21,000 £19,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £42,200 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £28,000 £29,000 £30,000
% change year-on-year
-3.44% -3.33%
Support Engineer
Berkshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Reading region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Reading
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2008 2281 2125
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 93.79% 91.94% 93.82%
Number of salaries quoted 1613 1613 1688
Average salary £45,000 £47,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.26% +11.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,500
% change year-on-year
- +1.26%

Support Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Support Engineer in the job title across the Reading region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Support Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

Support Engineer
Salary Trend in Reading

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Support Engineer across the Reading region.

Support Engineer Salary Trend in Reading

Support Engineer
Salary Histogram in Reading

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Support Engineer across the Reading region over the 3 months to 3 September 2015.

Support Engineer Salary Histogram in Reading

Support Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, IT jobs across the Reading region that cited Support Engineer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Support Engineer in their job title.

1 185 (64.91%) Windows
2 150 (52.63%) Linux
3 125 (43.86%) Active Directory
4 124 (43.51%) Microsoft
5 120 (42.11%) TCP/IP
6 88 (30.88%) VMware
7 75 (26.32%) Windows 7
8 60 (21.05%) HP
9 55 (19.30%) Red Hat
10 52 (18.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 52 (18.25%) Windows Server 2012
11 51 (17.89%) UNIX
12 49 (17.19%) Security Cleared
13 48 (16.84%) Windows Server 2008
13 48 (16.84%) MS Excel
13 48 (16.84%) Cisco
14 47 (16.49%) DNS
15 44 (15.44%) Firewall
16 42 (14.74%) DV Cleared
17 39 (13.68%) VMware Infrastructure
17 39 (13.68%) SQL
17 39 (13.68%) Analytical Skills
18 37 (12.98%) SCCM
19 36 (12.63%) SC Cleared
19 36 (12.63%) Configuration Management
20 35 (12.28%) ITIL
20 35 (12.28%) Windows 8
20 35 (12.28%) CentOS
21 34 (11.93%) SAN
21 34 (11.93%) German Language

Support Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, IT jobs across the Reading region that cited Support Engineer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Support Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 31 (10.88%) MS Exchange
2 27 (9.47%) Apache
2 27 (9.47%) Tomcat
3 20 (7.02%) IIS
4 18 (6.32%) Exchange Server 2010
5 15 (5.26%) WebLogic
5 15 (5.26%) nginx
6 14 (4.91%) Lync
6 14 (4.91%) OpenStack
6 14 (4.91%) JBoss
7 11 (3.86%) Lotus Domino
7 11 (3.86%) SharePoint
8 8 (2.81%) Exchange Server 2013
9 2 (0.70%) SharePoint 2013
9 2 (0.70%) Exchange Server 2007
9 2 (0.70%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 2 (0.70%) Exchange Server 2003
10 1 (0.35%) SharePoint Server
10 1 (0.35%) WebSphere
Applications
1 48 (16.84%) MS Excel
2 32 (11.23%) MS Office
3 10 (3.51%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.35%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 17 (5.96%) Office 365
2 14 (4.91%) Amazon AWS
3 12 (4.21%) SaaS
4 3 (1.05%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.35%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 120 (42.11%) TCP/IP
2 47 (16.49%) DNS
3 44 (15.44%) Firewall
4 34 (11.93%) SAN
5 30 (10.53%) LAN
6 29 (10.18%) WAN
7 24 (8.42%) DHCP
8 18 (6.32%) Internet
9 17 (5.96%) SSL
9 17 (5.96%) HTTP
10 16 (5.61%) LDAP
11 14 (4.91%) SMTP
12 13 (4.56%) NAS
13 12 (4.21%) VPN
14 11 (3.86%) Fibre Channel
15 10 (3.51%) Cisco ASA
15 10 (3.51%) MPLS
15 10 (3.51%) BGP
16 9 (3.16%) OSPF
16 9 (3.16%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (11.23%) MySQL
2 30 (10.53%) SQL Server
3 11 (3.86%) PostgreSQL
4 7 (2.46%) Relational Database
5 2 (0.70%) DB2
6 1 (0.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.35%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 5 (1.75%) HP UFT
2 2 (0.70%) Subversion
2 2 (0.70%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.35%) Visual Studio
General
1 34 (11.93%) German Language
2 20 (7.02%) French Language
3 17 (5.96%) Telecoms
4 7 (2.46%) Finance
5 5 (1.75%) Spanish Language
6 3 (1.05%) Marketing
6 3 (1.05%) Italian Language
7 2 (0.70%) Retail
8 1 (0.35%) Multimedia
8 1 (0.35%) Advertising
8 1 (0.35%) Portuguese Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (8.07%) Web Services
2 13 (4.56%) MCollective
3 7 (2.46%) .NET
3 7 (2.46%) Servlets
4 5 (1.75%) Application Packaging
5 4 (1.40%) HTML
5 4 (1.40%) ASP.NET
6 3 (1.05%) CSS
6 3 (1.05%) Flash
7 2 (0.70%) Ruby on Rails
7 2 (0.70%) COM
7 2 (0.70%) DCOM
7 2 (0.70%) Software Packaging
7 2 (0.70%) WCF
7 2 (0.70%) AppFabric
8 1 (0.35%) Entity Framework
8 1 (0.35%) AngularJS
8 1 (0.35%) ASP.NET MVC
8 1 (0.35%) Apache Flex
8 1 (0.35%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 39 (13.68%) Analytical Skills
2 23 (8.07%) Computer Science
3 19 (6.67%) Data Centre
4 12 (4.21%) Replication
5 11 (3.86%) Enterprise Storage
6 7 (2.46%) Smartphone
7 5 (1.75%) Thin Client
7 5 (1.75%) Fat Client
8 4 (1.40%) Blackberry
9 2 (0.70%) PDA
9 2 (0.70%) Performance Metrics
10 1 (0.35%) FMCG
10 1 (0.35%) Social Media
10 1 (0.35%) iPad
10 1 (0.35%) Clustering
10 1 (0.35%) PKI
10 1 (0.35%) GIS
10 1 (0.35%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 185 (64.91%) Windows
2 150 (52.63%) Linux
3 75 (26.32%) Windows 7
4 52 (18.25%) Windows Server 2012
4 52 (18.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 51 (17.89%) UNIX
6 48 (16.84%) Windows Server 2008
7 35 (12.28%) CentOS
7 35 (12.28%) Windows 8
8 28 (9.82%) Windows Server 2003
9 24 (8.42%) Debian
10 23 (8.07%) Ubuntu
11 21 (7.37%) Windows XP
12 15 (5.26%) Mac OS X
13 6 (2.11%) Windows 2000
13 6 (2.11%) Solaris
14 5 (1.75%) Apple iOS
15 4 (1.40%) Android
16 2 (0.70%) Windows Mobile
16 2 (0.70%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (12.63%) Configuration Management
2 35 (12.28%) ITIL
3 30 (10.53%) Vulnerability Management
4 27 (9.47%) Performance Monitoring
5 20 (7.02%) Incident Management
6 13 (4.56%) Capacity Management
7 12 (4.21%) Software Engineering
8 11 (3.86%) Web Development
8 11 (3.86%) Disaster Recovery
9 9 (3.16%) Business Intelligence
10 5 (1.75%) Test Scripting
11 4 (1.40%) Time Management
11 4 (1.40%) SIEM
11 4 (1.40%) Service Management
11 4 (1.40%) Root Cause Analysis
11 4 (1.40%) Mentoring
12 3 (1.05%) Load Balancing
13 2 (0.70%) Continuous Improvement
13 2 (0.70%) Network Management
13 2 (0.70%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 39 (13.68%) SQL
2 26 (9.12%) Perl
2 26 (9.12%) Python
3 15 (5.26%) Java
4 9 (3.16%) Ruby
5 7 (2.46%) PowerShell
6 6 (2.11%) VB
7 5 (1.75%) Shell Script
8 4 (1.40%) JavaScript
8 4 (1.40%) C#
9 3 (1.05%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.35%) VBScript
10 1 (0.35%) C
10 1 (0.35%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 49 (17.19%) Security Cleared
2 42 (14.74%) DV Cleared
3 36 (12.63%) SC Cleared
4 29 (10.18%) Degree
4 29 (10.18%) CEH
4 29 (10.18%) CISSP
5 25 (8.77%) Microsoft Certification
6 23 (8.07%) Cisco Certification
7 22 (7.72%) MCSE
8 21 (7.37%) MCP
9 14 (4.91%) CCNA
10 11 (3.86%) A+ Certification
11 10 (3.51%) MCITP
12 8 (2.81%) Network+ Certification
13 6 (2.11%) CCIE
14 4 (1.40%) CCNP
14 4 (1.40%) MCSA
14 4 (1.40%) ITIL Certification
14 4 (1.40%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 3 (1.05%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (5.61%) SLA
2 5 (1.75%) QA
System Software
1 125 (43.86%) Active Directory
2 39 (13.68%) VMware Infrastructure
3 23 (8.07%) Hyper-V
4 15 (5.26%) qmail
4 15 (5.26%) Squid
5 10 (3.51%) vSphere
5 10 (3.51%) VMware ESX
6 9 (3.16%) XenApp
7 8 (2.81%) VMware Workstation
7 8 (2.81%) Terminal Services
8 7 (2.46%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (0.70%) KVM
9 2 (0.70%) XenDesktop
10 1 (0.35%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 1 (0.35%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (0.35%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 37 (12.98%) SCCM
2 27 (9.47%) EMC NetWorker
3 20 (7.02%) SCOM
4 16 (5.61%) Nagios
4 16 (5.61%) WSUS
4 16 (5.61%) HP SIM
5 15 (5.26%) Puppet
6 14 (4.91%) ZABBIX
7 13 (4.56%) Cacti
7 13 (4.56%) Ganglia
7 13 (4.56%) collectd
7 13 (4.56%) logstash
7 13 (4.56%) Graphite
8 9 (3.16%) Nmap
9 2 (0.70%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 2 (0.70%) Cisco UCCX
9 2 (0.70%) Cisco CUCM
10 1 (0.35%) SCDPM
10 1 (0.35%) AirWatch
10 1 (0.35%) EdgeSight
Vendors
1 124 (43.51%) Microsoft
2 88 (30.88%) VMware
3 60 (21.05%) HP
4 55 (19.30%) Red Hat
5 48 (16.84%) Cisco
6 31 (10.88%) Oracle
7 16 (5.61%) SolarWinds
7 16 (5.61%) ArcSight
7 16 (5.61%) Lumension
8 15 (5.26%) EMC
8 15 (5.26%) Juniper
8 15 (5.26%) Symantec
9 14 (4.91%) Brocade
9 14 (4.91%) Citrix
10 13 (4.56%) Sun
10 13 (4.56%) Splunk
11 11 (3.86%) StorageTek
12 9 (3.16%) Dell
13 8 (2.81%) Huawei
14 7 (2.46%) Apple
Reading, Berkshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £22000 - £28000 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Coal IT Services
Salary: From £400 to £425 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Daisy Group
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 17 days ago
Reading
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 18 days ago
Reading
Deerfoot IT
Salary: £25000 - £27000 per annum + 20 days notice, Gym membership
Posted: 23 days ago